Friday, March 30, 2012

How to Solve Scary Man Nails Syndrome

We've all dealt with it. You are out with our husband, boyfriend, etc., and all you can notice is the abominable condition of his nails. Is that dirt and grime under his two thumb nails? Why are all the nails different lengths? How come the index finger's nail has some strange hexagonal shape to it? Yikes, all of the cuticles are cracked and look terrible! 

Yes, Scary Man Nails Syndrome is a frightening thing…but, how can we fix it? Every time we offer to schedule a manicure for them, they abruptly stop the convo and say in-salon manicures are "not for men." Likewise, even after we reply that going to the nail salon doesn't impede on his masculinity, he retorts with a gruff and simple "no way!" 

We can agree that all nail salons have girly atmospheres that scare men away, but does that mean there isn't a way to fix your beau's ghastly nail problems?!

Nope! You, yourself, can give him an at-home manicure so he doesn't have to leave the house and make that dreaded trip to the salon. He would be much more comfortable with you doing it, as he would see it as a way to make you happy. Likewise, he would keep his dignity and ego, and also enjoy spending the quality time with you without feeling emasculated around other people. So, how exactly can you give him that life-saving at-home manicure?

To start, make sure you have nail clippers, a nail file, a rosewood stick, cuticle remover, cuticle clippers, a buffer, hand cream, olive oil, and nail hardener. First, make sure he washes his hands and removes the dirt from under each of his nails. Then, clip each nail to your desired length and file each nail in one direction to give them shape. Do not use a "sawing" motion that would damage the nail. Once the nails are the desired shape and length, rub cuticle remover on the base of each nail and push the cuticles back towards the base with the rosewood stick. After this step, clip all the hangnails and cuticles with the cuticle clippers, taking care not to cut to deep. Then buff the entire nail, starting at the cuticle and moving forward. This will keep each nail from cracking, Afterwards, apply nail hardener to each nail, and then place quarter-sized amount of hand cream to the top of both hands. Massage each hand for five minutes, and then massage olive oil on each cuticle.

This simple, at-home manicure will rid your beau of Scary Man Nails Syndrome, guaranteed! Never again will he ask you why you keep looking down at his hands with a look of horror, and you won't lose your appetite whenever he waves his hand in the air while telling a story! Consider us your new best friend!

Yours truly,

Katie Saxton, Nail Expert and President of CustomNailSolutions

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Add A POP of Color To Your Spring Attire…With Your Nails!

The POP trend is back for the spring season! From the runway to the streets, today's fashionistas are sportin' Bright Orange, Neon Pink, Yellow, and Green/Jade…the new black! Whether it be a flashy pink watch or a neon orange scarf, ladies everywhere are jazzing up plain outfits and solid, dark-toned work attire with little POPs of color. Wondering how you too can engage in this trend and turn heads wherever you go? Look no further!

Nails are now today's most eye-catching accessory; a trendy way to accent your outfit that functions in a similar role as flashy jewelry, colorful purses, sparkly belts, and scarves. For those of us who are unsure about wearing bright colors, dressing up our fingertips is definitely an easy compromise. With all the vivid nail polishes and dazzling nail art options available, there are many ways to add a fun POP of color to your look with your nails! Here are several easy ways to add some POP and flare to your daily get-up:

1. Neon pink, orange, green, or yellow nails-- vibrant polishes will stand out from any outfit and garner all the attention you deserve!
2. Flashy nail wraps-- a great way to add fun to a plain and solid work outfit!
3. Glued-on colored jewels-- make your nails sparkle and shine wherever you go!
4. Colorful stiletto nails-- a fab way to add POP to your favorite clubbing dress!
5. Dazzling designs-- whether it be stripes or polka dots, cute and colorful polish designs are sure to be a hit!

All of the above nail decor options will add a fabulous POP of color to your appearance and make you a star! Likewise, you can use any of these options with our beautiful, everlasting, and unbreakable custom-fit nails that can be ordered at So what are you waiting for! It's time to get those nails primped and ready for the season!

Yours truly,

Katie Saxton, Nail Expert and President of Custom Nail Solutions

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Beautiful Artificial Nails from the Comfort of Your Own Home

It's happened to all of us. You are running to and from work, doing countless errands throughout the day, and all of a sudden you notice your broken thumb nail and chipped polish adorning each nail. Not again! You were just in the salon last week, and your nails already look like they need some serious work! However,  you know it is too inconvenient and expensive to have to make yet another trip to the nail salon! What can you do?!

We've all dealt with this massive dilemma, and it has become our mission to keep those nails looking primped, pristine, and fabulous without a trip to the salon! Who are we? We, Custom Nail Solutions, offer artificial nail kits that help you achieve beautiful, unique, everlasting, natural-looking, and non-chipping custom-fit nails that resist discoloration! Better yet, these nails are custom made to fit only your nail beds so they are truly as good as your own nails. With our kits, you will always have beautiful nails that will help you feel confident and lovely every time you put out your hand to meet someone new or get reacquainted! See more information at

We at Custom Nail Solutions want to help you always feel confident that your nails will be a hit without having to make an expensive and inconvenient trip to the salon. We will offer our expertise on fabulous maintenance tips, trends, and creative ideas via this blog to help you keep those nails at the top of their game. Consider us your new best friend! 

Yours truly,

Katie Saxton, Nail Expert and President of CustomNailSolutions

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